I don’t so much dislike the black, but that they are too heavy for the rest of the design. The sharpie really soaked into the wood a lot. Had I used a dark blue instead, the drama of the shapes would shine more than the drama of the lines.
Thank you! I will probably make another, akin to a “coloring book” board. (Owner paints the elements in their own preferred colors.) I also want to explore other quilt blocks…you know, all those quilts I dream about but will never get around to making! Plus, I can have quilt wall art that doesn’t take up the real estate of a bedsheet.
OK; black lines win…I’ll make another one with thinner versions of the lines. Maybe instead of black, it will be a dark blue. That would minimize the heaviness of the line and tie them into the rest of the motif.